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Halloween Gingerbread House

If anyone remembers, I intended to make a Spooky Gingerbread House to go on top of a cake for our Halloween party. Well, I got carried away and it won't fit. Who cares, the kids like it. I know it shows up a little over the top in the photos, but in person it does not. Don't know why.... Oh well, Happy Halloween Ya'll!


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ehanner

Audra,


You have some lucky kids. What a cute spooky house. Thanks for sharing.


Eric

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Marni

I love these kinds of projects - you are very creative!


Marni

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Floydm

Wow... that is quite a piece of work!

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Debra Wink

Audra, that is really cute! No such thing as over the top on Halloween :-)

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Reuben Morningchilde

This is plain adorable!


Here in Germany, Halloween isn't much of a holiday, and gingerbread houses are a thing for christmas. All the more I was delighted to find this one in a (for me) foreign theme. You did a great job here, Audra.

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AnnaInMD

but in Germany we don't go door to door for treats :)

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Reuben Morningchilde

Well, on Fasching the kids do. But believe it or not, lately there are more and more (costumed) kids showing up at our door asking for sweets on Halloween as well.


I still don't know if that's a good or a bad thing...

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audra36274

  We go only to houses that knows we are coming, and you know all the people you visit. Then we all meet back at the church, the kids bob for apples, and do all sorts of kid games, we eat in the fellowship hall, and then go on an after dark hayride. It is very good safe fun, and I feel very lucky to be a part of it. They were doing it there when I was a kid and the tradition lives on.

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audra36274

  the thing on the front was supposed to be a tower and the other 3 sides fell to the floor and shattered! So I just stuck the poor remaining piece up in front and royal iced it down and went with it. Maybe that was my creative side! LOL! You should have seen Quaids face when it hit the floor! He looked up very still and said "I didn't do it this time...." It was priceless!


Audra

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ques2008

can tell your creative juices were flowin' good!

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althetrainer

We built a humble one last week for little man's school costume party today.  Took us a week to build and 1/2 hour to take the whole thing down.  We had a blast!


 




 



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audra36274

and the tower broke about 3 hours before our guest arrived. Oh well, it was still fun and we had a blast doing it. It is fun to see what kind of candies, cereal, and the like you can get to simulate parts on a building! Happy Halloween!

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Paddyscake

who wouldn't be delighted with either! Lot's of fun and very creative!


Lucky bean potters!


Betty

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audra36274

help. But I have learned that the fun is for everyone. Not in my being able to build the perfect house. I am very type A, and it was a hard thing to give in, and let them in, but I'm glad I did. They are becoming very creative. Parenthood is a cool thing isn't it? Thanks, and BTW, and I have seen you do some cool post on here too! Happy Halloween!


Audra


p.s. Don't eat too much candy!!! LOL!

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althetrainer

You put in so much more efforts into yours; the presentation and all that beautiful colors! I just used store bought crackers and other goodies.  The only thing that I actually made was the RIP tombstones under haunted house (a surprise for the kids)


 


 




I had some sourdough bread that had been sitting in the fridge for a week. I figured no one wanted it so I cut them into small pieces and toasted them in the oven to make mini tombstones. That's how I usually get rid of unwanted foods! LOL


Our climate is just the opposite to yours, cold and dry. Knowing it would be very difficult to take down the houses I made the icing very thin. Yet, I still had to use a metal spoon to chisel out the pieces for the kids!


Took us almost a week to construct the whole thing. But seeing the expression on the kids faces made every minute worth it. Happy Halloween to you too.


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jonbntl

Wow. Just wow. This is amazing! I tried making my own gingerbread house at Christmas and had grand plans, but didnt account for the shapes changing in the oven, and i think the recipe i followed made it more like concrete than gingerbread. So im very impressed!


Id love to go to a party with an attraction like this, and everyone in their costumes for Halloween!


Thanks again, great stuff!

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teojen77

Wow, this can be exhibition stuff!